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According to this site, if you are not a XC Racer or a DH/FR'er, you must be All Mountain!!!!

I think we need a Trail forum or just a "Riding your bike on the dirt" forum. Either that or they need to rename the AM forum to Part of the Mountain.

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AM is a relatively new class of racing.. AM usually associated with super D racers or races where a rider must use one bike for both the XC race and DH race...

Basically if you don't race..you don't belong here! AM is reserve for the elites, we AM'ers do it all!

So those of you who do not fit this category should shoo off to the general discussion forums.



:p I hope everyone knows every thing I just said was total bollocks
 

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the AM section is basically a "light downhill" forum...

If you look at most manufacturers.. a typical AM bike has at least 6 inches of travel.

While AM is a good name in theory, bike manufacturers have basically dictated what kind of bike it is...

The AM forum should simply be renamed to something more non specific that conveys off road riding that isnt racing, but also not limited to a bike manufacturers theory of what type of bike I should have.

"Trail Riding"
 

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According to Wikipedia:

Am or am may refer to:

* Americium, a chemical element with symbol Am
* Attometre (am), a unit of length (equal to 10−18 m)
* A minor (Am), a minor chord in music
* Americas (as in Pan-Am and Trans-Am)
* Anguilla (MARC country code am)
* Amharic language (ISO 639-1 language code am)
* .am, the top-level domain for Armenia
* `Am, Hebrew for "people, nation"

AM as an acronym:

* Master of Arts (postgraduate), (Artium Magister) alternative abbreviation for a Master's degree in Arts
* Assembly Member (disambiguation)
* Arthur–Merlin protocol, an interactive proof system in computational complexity theory
* AM (complexity), a complexity class based on an Arthur–Merlin protocol
* Automated Mathematician, an artificial intelligence program
* Order of Australia member (postnominal)
* Accelerated Math in the US or Accelerated Maths in the UK
* Against Me!, a punk band sometimes referred to as AM.

In engineering

* Advanced Manufacturing
* Amplitude modulation, the technique used for AM radio broadcasting

In medicine and psychology

* Adrenomedullin, a protein
* Autobiographical memory

In timekeeping

* Ante Meridiem, in 12-hour clock notation, Latin for "before noon" (also written A.M., a.m., and am), in contrast to post meridiem (p.m., "after noon")
* Anno Mundi, a Calendar era counting from the creation of the world based on calculations from Old Testament sources of creation
* Anno Martyrum, used in the Coptic calendar

In communications

* "Away message", see status message (IM)
* "Above mentioned" in Internet slang
* Airmail
* AM broadcasting, radio broadcasting using amplitude modulation

In entertainment

* AM (musician), musician, band
* AM (ABC Radio), radio current affairs programme
* A.M. (musician), musician Andrew Moore
* A.M. (album), album by rock band Wilco
* AM (fictional computer), a fictional evil supercomputer in the short story I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
* American Morning, the morning news program on CNN
* A fictional petroleum company in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
* Ars Musicalis
* Adam Goldstein, better known as "DJ AM", an American club DJ

In geography

* Armenia (ISO country code AM)
* Amazonas State, Brazil (ISO 3166-2:BR-AM)
* Amran Governorate, Yemen (ISO 3166-2:YE-AM)

In transportation

* Aston Martin
* Aeroméxico (IATA airline designator)
* Asia Miles, a Cathay Pacific travel reward programme
* Arkansas and Missouri Railroad, a short-line railroad headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas
* A.M. (1906 automobile), an early French automobile

In the military

* Air Marshal, a military rank in the Royal Air Force and many Commonwealth air forces
* Air Medal, a military decoration
* Minesweeper (ship), U.S. Navy 1921 warship classification code
* Anti-materiel rifle, a weapon for use against material rather than combatants
* Aviation Structural Mechanic, a U.S. Navy rating

In politics

* Member of the National Assembly for Wales of the National Assembly for Wales
* Member of the London Assembly of the London Assembly

In other fields

* Agile Modeling in software development
* Air mass in meteorology
* Airmass in astronomy
* Application Management in software
* Asset Management
* Attacking Midfielder in soccer
* Australian Museum, Sydney
 

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Every time someone starts another "What is AM?" type thread, God kills a dog that gets carried around in a purse/handbag, or a Pomeranian (at His discretion).

Now .... will the frequency of these threads increase, or decrease? Hmmmmm

<span style="color:#F2F3FD; font-size:8px;">Hint: increase = good</span>
 

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nuclear_powered said:
Every time someone starts another "What is AM?" type thread, God kills a dog that gets carried around in a purse/handbag, or a Pomeranian (at His discretion).

Now .... will the frequency of these threads increase, or decrease? Hmmmmm

<span style="color:#F2F3FD; font-size:8px;">Hint: increase = good</span>
Increase! Increase! Please increase!
 

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It's actually called MARKETING. Mountain biking by any other name is simply referring to the old stand by "there's a sucker born every minute"
 

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nuclear_powered said:
Every time someone starts another "What is AM?" type thread, God kills a dog that gets carried around in a purse/handbag, or a Pomeranian (at His discretion).
How is that a bad thing?
 

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seedubs1 said:
It says right under the All Mountain link that you click to get in here.

"More than XC, less than DH/FR"
That can not be correct. AM has two letters, which is indeed less then DH/FR, but it is the same as XC.
 

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Curmy said:
How is that a bad thing?
I never said it was. In fact, I made my view surreptitiously known to all in that same post.

Let's face it - dozens of these dogs will die before the year is out even if I didn't mention it.
 

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Isn't all mountain like DH or Freeride that you shuttle yourself up the mountain? Aren't all mountain bikes jack of trade kinds of bikes?
 
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